Iowa State Cyclones aren’t slated to take the football field for three more weeks, but the team has already broken its season ticket sales record.
The university announced earlier this week that 43,570 season tickets have been sold, surpassing 2013’s previous record of 43,165. The Athletics Director Jamie Pollard said in a statement that he hopes to sell 45,000 season tickets this year, noting that there are still sections of Jack Trice Stadium with season tickets available, but fans need to buy them before single-game tickets are made available to the public on August 15.
Students were one of the driving causes of the record this year, as the sections reserved for students have completely sold out.
“Our students are amazing,” Pollard said. “They have responded enthusiastically to support this year’s ISU football team and pushed us to never-before-reached ticket sales levels. As such, our inventory for student tickets is sold out.”
The Cyclones will kick-off the season on August 31 with a match against UNI. From there, they’ll play schools like Louisiana-Monroe, Baylor, TCU, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State for the homecoming game.